China's New Export: Military in a Box

Norinco has used China’s big defense budget as a base to expand globally
Illustration by 731; Photos: Alamy (1); IMFDB.org (8)

At the Africa Aerospace and Defence expo in September, weapons buyers from across the continent descended on Air Force Base Waterkloof in the South African capital of Pretoria for a bit of shopping. There they were wooed by Chinese defense gear giant Norinco, which has honed its pitch to an art.

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